Fashion

SHADO by ThinOptics Sunglasses Collection Review

A unique brand in the sunglasses world includes ThinOptics, the thinnest eyewear I have ever seen! The styles are what you enjoy, the weight is lighter than a nickel and the size is smaller than your cellphone! I was a bit curious before they arrived and they exceeded my expectations They look great and I feel like I am not wearing any sunglasses. The clarity is fantastic with the polarized lenses

I have the Menlo Park Sunglasses from the Wanderlust collection of SHADO eyewear. ThinOptics really succeeded in making sunglasses that are lightweight yet stylish and effective. My sunglasses have full UV protection and are treated with an anti-reflective coat, preventing back reflections. They have a backing that will attach to my cell phone to easily carry with me. They stay on my face and fit very comfortably

I love modern styles and most importantly, I want to be able to afford new and modern products. At under $80, these are a great value for the quality and features unlike any sunglasses I have owned. Use my exclusive coupon code to save 30%!! Coupon Code: FYIErin at ThinOptics.

Fashion

You’re Stronger Than You Know Sweater from Taylor Jay

You're Stronger Than You Know Sweater from Taylor Jay

Designed for women of all sizes and shapes, the apparel of Taylor Jay is comfortable and ever changing as we move through life. Oakland, Ca. designer Taylor Jay wanted to create styles for every women-every one of us! We want comfort, style and to be able to afford sustainable fabrics and modern designs. From this You’re Stronger Than You Know sweater to jumpsuits and dresses, you will feel good in every piece.

I LOVE this sweater. ‘You’re Stronger Than You Know’ turns a lot of heads. I think everyone can relate to this or at least be reminded. It is so soft and a simple writing on the front allows me to dress it up or keep it simple. By adding a touch of gold and rolling sleeves, I can dress warm and comfortably but feel like I styled myself for the day.

During the pandemic, it was tough for them to stay open so they started making and selling fashion masks. For each mask sold, they donated one to an essential worker. They mean well and actually do good and I am happy to feature Taylor Jay. Shop their fashion online or in store (Oakland, Ca).

Fashion, Sustainable Brands

Urban Originals Nebula is made with vegan leather and recycled materials

Not only is my Urban Originals Nebula mini crossbody purse made responsibly, it has all the function I want in a small purse. Where do I start besides it even fits perfect right into my center console. It has a separate cell phone pouch and card holder. You can access these items within the outside of the crossbody for quick access. The main compartment holds makeup, keys and has plenty of room.

I have the blue color in the Nebula Crossbody and love it! You can also choose cream or taupe. The strap is long and removable. It also comes with a detachable pouch for your AirPods. The Nebula crossbody is made with quality vegan leather and brushed brass hardware as well as recycled materials where possible and works to very low chemical requirements.

I use mine everyday because it is so convenient and a great size. It is great while traveling because it is light and small yet carries everything I need.

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Urban Originals is based out of Sydney and now Los Angeles. You can shop all of their eco-friendly bags and accessories in some boutiques around the world and online at the Urban Originals website. I think you will be surprised by the low price point of this crossbody!

Fashion, Sustainable Brands

The Suray Sunshirt by Coalatree fights odors and blocks sun rays

As summer comes we are planning camping trips and hikes and our weekends are filling up fast. In the Pacific Northwest the weather can go from hot to cold in no time. This is why I leave for morning hikes in layers and bring jackets in the RV even in the summer. This new Suray Sunshirt by Coalatree has been my hiking go-to!

If the trails are overcrowded, sometimes a stroll in the hills or high peak neighborhoods are nice especially with a shirt that protects against UV rays and combats odor-causing bacteria, mold, and fungi. It is done with the environmentally safe antimicrobial protection of zinc ions within superior nylon 6,6, creating yarns and fabrics that naturally provide UPF 50+ protection. It’s more than just a shirt, it functions!

The ions are embedded into the fabric rather than sprayed on like most. This means protection stays even after washes and makes it much more environmentally-friendly relying on zero added chemicals and waste. It also dries quick also!

I love the feel and stretch of this shirt. It comes in 4 colors – Sky Blue, Hexagon, Herring Bone, and Mountain Line. I have the Mountain Line pattern. It fits true to size with a longer waist that I love. It even has a zipper pocket to store ID, Keys and even a small wallet. Find your style on their Kickstarter page where you can get early-bird pricing and availability – Suray Sunshirt by Coalatree in partnership with Acteev.